Author: East Texas Review

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault Delays should never be used to discredit accusers like Christine Blasey Ford. By Jill Richardson When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to report that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in 1982, you could cue the response: Why didn’t she speak out then? Why didn’t she go to the police? There’s a long, long list of reasons why a woman wouldn’t speak out even now, and no doubt it was even more difficult in the pre-Anita Hill world of 1982. I can’t speak for everyone who has faced sexual...

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How Facebook Is Giving Sex Discrimination in Employment Ads a New Life By Galen Sherwin In 1967, the newly formed National Organization for Women staged a week-long protest of The New York Times and other newspapers. Their demonstration targeted the long-standing practice of printing classified listings in two separate columns: “Help wanted: Male” and “Help wanted: Female,” which of course resulted in the exclusion of women from high-paying jobs and industries. As a result of NOW’s advocacy campaign, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency charged with enforcing Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting race and sex discrimination in employment, finally made clear — over the strong objection of newspapers — that limiting job postings to one sex was unlawful. Sex-segregated classified ads subsequently became a thing of the past. Or so we thought Today, five decades later, sex-segregated job listings are roaring back to life. Enabled by social media platforms like Facebook, advertisers are increasingly using users’ personal data to direct their ads — including for jobs — to individual users based on characteristics such as sex, race, and age, thus excluding users outside of the selected groups from learning about these opportunities. We can’t let this archaic form of discrimination continue to take hold. That’s why on Tuesday, the ACLU, along with the Communications Workers of America and the employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP, filed charges with the...

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Senators Who Claim to be Allies to Women Cannot Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh in Light of New Sexual Assault Allegations In light of breaking reports that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, NARAL Pro-Choice America has compiled a new report detailing how Senators Dean Heller, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, Cory Gardner, Ted Cruz, Heidi Heitkamp, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski have publicly condemned sexual assault and, in some cases, supported legislation to protects women and victims of sexual violence. Now, Americans are depending on them to stay true to those statements and demand Kavanaugh’s nomination be withdrawn....

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Cornyn, Feinstein Substance Abuse Prevention Bill Passes in Opioids Package

Cornyn, Feinstein Substance Abuse Prevention Bill Passes in Opioids Package  WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the following statements after their Substance Abuse Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize drug abuse programs, passed as a part of The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. “Our nation continues to suffer from a drug crisis, and this critical legislation will combat the supply of opioids and help individuals and families suffering from substance abuse,” said Sen. Cornyn. “By including the Substance Abuse Prevention Act in this bill, we will be able to strengthen the ability...

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TOUCH A TRUCK~ FEED A FAMILY

Longview Community Ministries slates: Touch a Truck, Feed a Family to benefit locals Longview Community Ministries announces its 10th annual TOUCH A TRUCK~ FEED A FAMILY fundraising event to be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11-3p.m. Longview Community Ministries presents TOUCH A TRUCK~ FEED A FAMILY 2018. This event will be held on October 6, 2018 at the Gregg County Fairgrounds. Admission is free but donations of either a jar of PEANUT BUTTER or a MONETARY DONATION would be greatly appreciated. There will be entertainment, great food, and lots of vehicles for you to see up close...

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